One of the free samples from my DF order – and honestly something I likely wouldn’t have bought for myself, but I’m glad it was included because I thought this was actually really incredible! DF blends have this amazing ability to really nail their intended flavours (more often than not) while still feeling more delicate/refined and allowing the base teas to come through really well – and this is an excellent example of that.
The chocolate note is there but it’s much less intense than you would get from a more North American style of chocolate tea. They’re silky and velvety while still having the richness of a really nice, high quality chocolate. The other main note here is the “praline” which is sweet and nutty, kind of like a praline or almond brittle? You experience the chocolate note first – very smooth and graceful, and then it transitions into more of this sweet nuttyness. It reminds me a bit of a very nice, fancy “praline truffle” kind of thing you might get from a box of very high end French chocolates. It’s so nice, but most importantly you also get the black tea at the same time!
I enjoyed this a lot – it’s like the more grown up version of DT’s Chocolate Covered Almond, and while both are good and have a purpose this is something I think I could find myself drinking more often. Thanks DF for including it!